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Meanwhile, Thaksin has a plan for the day the King dies, counting on the ascension of the Crown Prince to the throne.The Real Crisis in Thailand is the Coming Royal Succession|Somchai Samizdat|February 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He has to navigate all of those in order to continue on his ascension, whether successfully or not.Beau Willimon on Most Shocking Twists in ‘House of Cards’ Season 2|Andrew Romano|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The one silver lining of this Rand Paul ascension is that he would put these kooks out of business.
And the apotheosis is complete, an ascension into an empty cloud.
Her supporters concocted any number of reasons to promote her ascension to the top floor of Foggy Bottom.Susan Rice Didn’t Deserve State Post, Let Alone Her U.N. Role|Jacob Heilbrunn|December 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It bore a beautiful inscription taken from an old Ascension Day hymn.Church Bells|H. B. Walters
He saw the Doge espouse the Adriatic by casting a gold ring into it on Ascension day with very great pomp and ceremony.Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2)|John Evelyn
The Jovian fleet is now at an ascension of forty-two degrees and at an angle of one hundred and sixty degrees from the sun.Giants on the Earth|Sterner St. Paul Meek
No condescension is needed, but ascension to a free and ready flight of fancy.Special Method in Primary Reading and Oral Work with Stories|Charles Alexander McMurry
Perhaps here again the present age may see the doctrine of the ascension asserting its glory and its power in the same direction.
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Word Origin and History for ascension
c.1300, "ascent of Christ into Heaven on the 40th day after the Resurrection," from Latin ascensionem (nominative ascensio) "a rising," noun of action from past participle stem of ascendere "to mount, ascend, go up" (see ascend). Astronomical sense is recorded late 14c.; meaning "action of ascending" is from 1590s. Related: Ascensional.